- 70 residents at the Turfhall Cheshire Home. Water is a vital part of their health as many are on chronic medication.
- Saambou Primary School, Manenberg. 330 learners experienced 4 days of no running water, 200 x 5lt bottles of water delivered to the school.
- SA Legions Old Age Home in Rosebank, Western Cape. 120 seniors receive 400 x 5lt bottles of water from Gift of the Givers
- C.P.O.A Erica Place, Silverton. 78 elderly and frail patients receive 200 x 5lt bottles of water.
- Eros Cerebral Palsy School, Manenberg. 330 learners experienced 4 days without running water.
- O.W.L Haven Shelter, Landsdowne. The shelter caters for a maximum of 80 people on any given day.
- Ikhaya Old Age Home, Gugulethu. One of the oldest homes in the township servicing 95 physically challenged and frail patients receives 200 x 5lt bottles of water from Gift of the Givers
- Peak View High School in Bridgetown where 85% of the learners come from informal settlements, receive 300 x 5lt bottles of water from Gift of the Givers. On some days the school experienced no running running water.
- Langa Cheshire Home for the physically challenged receives 100 x 5lt bottles of water. Many patients can't eat solid meals due to their illness, the home was grateful for the water.
Visiting two springs in Cape Town was an eye opener for the Gift of the Givers teams. Once the water supply was cut to 50L per day on 1 Feb, in essence, Day Zero had been reached. The water restriction knows no race, religion, colour, class, culture or social status. Whether you came walking or in a German luxury vehicle you all stood in the same queue patiently waiting your turn to collect
Day Zero is virtually inevitable, the situation cannot be reversed as significant rainfall is not guaranteed and water consumption exceeds daily targets. Four million people face the harsh reality of standing in water queues at 200 distribution points throughout the Western Cape. This process could last a week, a month or even a whole year depending on the strength of our prayer.
Cape Town Drought Relief contributions can be made here:
Gift of the Givers, Standard Bank, Pietermaritzburg, Account No. 052137228, Branch Code 057525. Ref: CT water.
5lt sealed and labeled bottles of water can be dropped off at the points listed in the links below. #CapeTownDrought